If you looking for a long haul HOT Holiday where relaxing on the beach is the order of the day, then there are few places in the world that could possibly match the Caribbean.

It’s a region of the world that is famous for its sandy shores, with plenty of picture-postcard locations where you can sit back on golden sand before taking a refreshing dip in clear blue waters teeming with marine life.

The appeal of the Caribbean region is only heightened by the favourable weather conditions that are in place for much of the year, with temperatures that tend to hover towards the high 20s both in and out of the main seasons.

There is however the chance of encountering some short, sharp showers during the rainy season with Hurricane season running from June through to November – although extreme storms are rare rather than the norm.

It’s worth bearing in mind however that the Caribbean isn’t just about the beaches – with each of the many islands that make up the archipelago offering something unique and different.

Head for Barbados and you can expect to see plenty of culture thanks to a number of UNESCO-listed places of interest whilst there will also be plenty of opportunity to party.

It’s a similar story in Jamaica, where the evenings will be all about grabbing a glass of rum and listening to live music after a day either relaxing in the sun of exploring historical plantations and grand old mansions that hark back to a bygone era.

Add into the mix the stunning scenery of St Lucia and the Dominican Republic, and the colourful cities across the Bahamas and you suddenly have huge variety when it comes to making the decision over where you wish to go.

Luckily, no matter which of the Caribbean islands you ultimately choose, you can rest assured that you’re in for a relaxing and refreshing break in the sun.

Hit the beach

There are few better places to hit the beach than the Caribbean and no matter which island you chose, you’re guaranteed to be able to lie back on stunning white sand and embrace the year round sun.

Dance till dawn

Life in the Caribbean is renowned for being laid back, and there are few better things to do on an evening than to dance to local music – potentially under the stars on a beach whilst enjoying a drink with your loved ones.

Dive to the depths

The clear waters of the Caribbean are ideal for those who love diving, with coral reefs and sunken ships located off many of the islands

All action

Top quality waterparks, zip lines through the rain forest, high-speed karting – all that and much more besides can be enjoyed on a Caribbean adventure. It’s not all about relaxing on the beach…

Embrace history and culture

Culture is a key draw of the Caribbean and you’ll be able to explore local life throughout a visit to the Caribbean – as well as embracing the history that has shaped the region through the years

All about nature

Whale watching, swimming with dolphins and sharing a beach with nesting turtles are just three ways in which you can get close to nature in the Caribbean. No matter what takes your fancy, there are experiences that will live long in the memory.